The idea of food addiction has gained traction in public consciousness, paralleling talk of the modern food environment and its highly palatable foods. But can we really become addicted to food in the same way we might become addicted to tobacco, alcohol or cocaine? It’s a controversial question that presents
The crippling effects of high cortisol symptoms are extremely common but all too often ignored. What is cortisol? It’s a vital hormone produced and secreted by the adrenal glands. Cortisone is released in a rhythmic fashion, with levels peaking in the morning (to help wake you up) and steadily declining
Remember that time you cleared your second plate and then went whole hog at the Thanksgiving dessert table? You may not recall the exact foods you ate, but the bloating, nausea, and discomfort that ensued are likely etched into your brain. Now imagine suffering these feelings multiple times a week,
Insomnia and obstructive sleep apnea are by far the most prevalent sleep disorders, but they’re far from the only ones. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) recognizes 78 sleep disorders, which include restless legs syndrome, periodic limb movement disorder, narcolepsy, and disorders that cause too much sleep (hypersomnia). Sleep
Inositol is a vitamin B-like compound and research finds one of several inositol benefits to be beating depression, anxiety, and the physical symptoms associated with severe PMS or PMDD (premenstrual dysphoric disorder).
Eating disorders are more prevalent in young adults, but they can develop later in life too. Compared to men, women are twice as likely to have an eating disorder. According to Danyale McCurdy-McKinnon, PhD, Clinical Psychology Director for the UCLA Fit for Healthy Weight Program, undereating, dieting, or just attempting
Sleep disorders can be caused by internal factors, such as medical problems, or by external factors, such as stressful situations. Some sleep disorders affect your ability to get to sleep and stay asleep, while others disrupt the structure of your sleep.
The most common sleep disorders by far are insomnia and
Q: I take an 81 mg aspirin daily as a blood thinner to help prevent strokes. I heard recently that aspirin causes bleeding in the brain. Should I stop taking aspirin?
A: People who regularly consume aspirin may suffer an increased risk for small microbleeds in the brain, according to research published
You might have heard of eating disorders like anorexia nervosa (characterized by weight loss) and bulimia nervosa (binge eating followed by purging), but you may not be aware that binge eating is classified as another type of eating disorder, which can be serious and life threatening, though treatable.
What Is It?
Eating disorders are more prevalent in young adults, but they can develop later in life. Compared to men, women are twice as likely to have an eating disorder. According to clinical psychologist Danyale McCurdy-McKinnon, PhD, Clinical Psychology Director for the UCLA Fit for Healthy Weight Program, undereating, dieting, or just